Kings County News
Othello on stage
A production of Shakespeare’s Othello will be screened on Oct. 4 at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
This is a British National Theatre production starring award-winning actor Adrian Lester. It was captured live in HD and will be broadcast to the cinema via satellite.
It starts at 7 p.m.
Art on screen
The National Gallery in England is offering a fresh look at one of the most fascinating artists of all time – Johannes Vermeer. The unique film viewing, entitled Vermeer and Music, will take place Oct. 10 starting at 8 p.m. at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
Amero in concert
Award-winning Winnipeg performer Don Amero will be giving a concert in Wolfville on Oct. 11.
It will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Al Whittle Theatre.
Wolfville artist Terry Drahos will offer life drawing classes upstairs in the Wolfville Memorial Library on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 2 and running until Oct. 30.
The annual Studio Rally weekend to view Nova Scotia arts and craftspeople is set for Oct. 5-6.
Among the studios open in the Valley region are Tangled Garden and printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen in Grand Pré, Charlotte Onyschuk in Greenwich, Ron Hayes in Canning, along with Holly Carr and Alan Bateman in Woodside.
On Sept. 28, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's acclaimed production of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favourites" will begin a nine-month tour of North America at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (MIPAC).
The show is Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children and seniors. They are available online at Ticketpro.ca, by phone at 1-888-311-9090 or in person at Windsor Home Hardware and all other Ticketpro outlets.
Authors @ Acadia
The writers’ series at Acadia University starts out this fall on Sept. 30, 7 p.m., at KCIC Auditorium. Local author Wanda Campbell will launch her new novel, Hat Girl.
In the novel, Pertice McIlveen is a young Ontario woman who loves Hemingway and hates hats. She receives a mysterious key in the mail. Accompanied by her best friend Es, she travels to Gannet Island, off the coast of New Brunswick, to find the door it fits into.
One of the most original and exciting young bands on the scene today, The 24th Street Wailers, are taking on a band program during the Deep Roots Festival.
This is a new community outreach program this year in association with Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, as well as a songwriting workshop headed by Keith Mullins and Heather Kelday at Horton High School. A performance will be held on Sept. 28 at The Clock Park Tent.
Ross Creek Centre is also putting on a music camp for teens Sept. 27 to 29.
Kings County writer Laura Best will be launching her new book Flying With a Broken Wing on Sept. 29. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the East Dalhousie Community Centre.
Fundy Film will screen Renoir, a lush atmospheric drama set on the French Riviera in 1915, on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The film is about celebrated Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, his middle son Jean (who became a great filmmaker) and the young, full-of-life, radiantly beautiful final model of the elder Renoir.
It will be screened at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $8 and are available 30 minutes before the show.
CentreStage Theatre in Kentville has Lord Arthur Savile's Crime on stage, which is based on a story by Oscar Wilde.
This play is based on an 1890s story about Lord Arthur Savile, who is engaged to Sybil Merton. Her cheiromantist, Podgers, has read Lord Arthur's palm and foretold he would commit a murder. Lord Arthur desires a blissful married life and feels duty bound to get the murder over with first.
It will be on stage Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6, 11-12 and 18-19. Showtime is 8 p.m. and matinees will be held at 2 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Tickets $15/$12, call 678-8040.
In the galleries
- Copper Fox Gallery in Hall’s Harbour features an eclectic group of Canadian artists with a focus this month on Halifax artist Eva Toth. Her current show is called Wheels and Water.
- Until Sept. 29, works by Robert Pope will be on display at the Acadia University Art Gallery in Wolfville. A curatorial talk is set for Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. with curator Tom Smart.
- Until Oct. 13, Lynda Shalagan is featured at the Harvest Gallery in Wolfville. The exhibition “Seeing Red” was an idea that figured prominently during her recent trip to China.